Fostering Critical Conversation Through the Center for African and African American Studies

The scholarly inquiry, mentored research, outward-facing programming, global perspective, and commitment to justice long associated with African and African American studies both draws on and enriches (often through deeply engaged criticism) the best of the liberal arts tradition.

The Center for African and African American Studies is Rice's primary location for curriculum and research related to Africa and to people of African descent in the Americas and beyond. The center is a clearinghouse for critical conversation, instruction, cutting-edge research and community outreach in an interdisciplinary fashion.

Visit to learn more about the center's mission, its undergraduate minor and graduate certificate, and outreach.

Your support is crucial helping students grasp the history and various dynamics of race and racialization and preparing them across a broad range of fields, interests, commitments and professions.

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